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Art exhibit co-stars in 'Appalachian Spring' performance

The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra presents masterworks by Aaron Copland and Caroline Shaw at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Avenue West. Tickets are $10 only at the door, and support the orchestra.

Donations will also be collected to support the Boy & Girls Club of Henderson County.
The main feature on the program is Copland’s "Appalachian Spring." The performance will include the premiere exhibition of a series of paintings by Hendersonville artist Costanza Knight based on the ballet score. Also on the program is Copland’s haunting music for the film Quiet City, with Peter Voisin, solo trumpet, and Pat Stone, solo English horn, and the incredible “Entr’acte” by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw.
Knight has painted seven large panel paintings depicting the sections of Appalachian Spring. These paintings will be displayed during the performance. The first painting portrays “winter into spring” and each successive painting represents the unfolding of spring and the celebrations associated with it. Knight’s works are contemporary expressions in acrylic and watercolor that explore and celebrate the human form and the landscape.
Voisin is a fourth generation musician who has played in orchestras all his life. He attended the Aspen Music School, Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music. Teaching and coaching have always been part of Peter’s activities.
Beginning on oboe at age 9, Pat Stone has enjoyed playing it and its cousins, the English horn and bassoon, throughout her career. She graduated with a music education degree and a Master’s in Fine Arts in Woodwind Performance from the University of Georgia and has taught music from kindergarten to college, having directed Graduate Recitals while on faculty at the University of West Georgia.
The 4SCO grows out of the Hendersonville Community Orchestra, which was founded by conductor Robert Hudson in 2009. Hudson retired from the group in the spring of 2018, passing along the baton to Eric Scheider. A conductor, cellist, and educator active in WNC since 2004, Scheider also directs the Jubilee! Summer Orchestra in Asheville, is a member of the Hendersonville Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic and Café String Quartet and formerly led the Echo Early Music Festival and the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestras.
Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, visit 4seasonsorchestra.org, or call 828-490-7119